Mexican Valerian is a hardy perennial with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers that bloom June to September.
Used as a perfume in the sixteenth century, and a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Commonly used against sleeping disorders, restlessness and anxiety, and as a muscle relaxant. Roots are harvested after leaf fall and dried to be used as a sedative. Valerian is a powerful nervine, carminative and antispasmodic and is beneficial to those suffering from nervous tension as it has none of the after effects felt when using addictive substances.
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention has accepted a valerian monograph for inclusion in the National Formulary (Pharmacopeial Forum, 1998). It is widely used as a sedative and antispasmodic in the United States.
Approx 100 seeds per pack
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